Complete Story > http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/...cle_9eae9155-9f8e-5296-b836-45326918fda3.html Fires set off, police confront crowds hours after St. Louis police fatally shoot teen The killing of an 18-year black man by St. Louis police in the city’s Fountain Park neighborhood once again ignited protests Wednesday, with an angry crowd disputing police accounts of the incident. Police say a young black man pointed a gun at officers around 11:30 a.m. after they arrived to serve a search warrant. Two officers, both white men, fired a total of four times. The St. Louis Medical Examiner’s office identified the man who was shot as Mansur Ball-Bey, 18, of the 1200 block of Redman Boulevard in the Spanish Lake area. The shooting almost immediately attracted protesters, many of whom had gathered downtown Wednesday morning to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting of another young black man killed by police. By evening, police fired smoke canisters to break up crowds near the site of the shooting. Police closed off access to the area for a five block radius, with dozens of police vehicles congregated on Page Boulevard east of the site. At around 9 p.m. a car was seen on fire near the intersection of Page and Vernon. Some of those who gathered to hear Police Chief Sam Dotson speak Wednesday afternoon grew angry at his account. As the crowd grew, so did the tension with officers, who arrived in large numbers. At least three people were taken into custody after police in SWAT gear and an armored vehicle told the crowd to disperse. “This is an unlawful assembly,” police warned. At least two officers were pelted with plastic water bottles during the tense few hours after the shooting. He said police are now receiving reports of businesses being looted and fires being set in what he referred to as "acts of violence directed at not only to police officers but the neighborhood."